Alex Blaze

ENDA passes committee without gender identity

Filed By Alex Blaze | October 18, 2007 4:34 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: ENDA, House of Representatives, transgender

Crawford's got the breakdown:

Four Republicans, Congressman Mike Castle (R-DE), Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R-IL), Congressman Todd Platts (R-PA), and Congressman John Kuhl (R-NY), voted in favor of the bill.

Four Democrats, Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) voted against the bill citing the removal of gender identity.

Well, there ya go.

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I have to ask; Are we really surprised?

time to vote to kill the bill.
tell your congressmen to vote against ENDA>

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Susan Robins

This is where frank want's us to be. The Bill is going to fail any ways so frank won a hollow victory. He lost his GLBT support. Even those who understandably want even a diminished ENDA will not forget franks tactic's. We can count this as a long term victory becuse now we are united and know who to distrust. I hope frank will remember this day as a begining of his political demise.

Yet another way Rush Holt rocks my world. He already had the best campaign slogan ever: my Congressman IS a rocket scientist.

Rush Holt is also a great guy personally. He's my Congressman, and I've met him a couple of times. One thing that really impressed me about him is how when I brought up the topic of trans inclusion and rights to him it was clear that he felt supporting equal rights for everyone is an absolute no-brainer.

I hope he runs for the Senate or even Prez one day. We need more like him in public office.